Our Team

Oduvaldo Lara

Oduvaldo Lara


Legal Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions

São Paulo

+55 (11) 3077 3500


  • Master’s Degree in Business Law from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV – Law) – Program initiated in 2020 (in progress).
  • Specialization in Business Management from São Paulo Business School – 2009.  
  • Master of Business Administration Degree with focus on Corporate Finance and International Economics from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV- CEAG) – 2008  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Mackenzie Presbyterian University– 2002



Oduvaldo Lara is a partner in Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper of the the Corporate and Merger & Aquisition Practices based in Sao Paulo.  

Oduvaldo is actively involved in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets, joint ventures, foreign investments, corporate reorganizations and corporate law advice for public and privately held companies, business groups, foreign investors and private equity funds.

He represents Brazilian and international conglomerates in several industries, as well as significant stockholders, in relation to legal issues of strategic importance for businesses, investments and assets in Brazil, including wealth management and succession planning.

 Oduvaldo acquired his professional experience at a number of law firms, including as a foreign associate in a US law firm (2013-2014), and as in-house counsel for large multinational and Brazilian companies, in which he led projects involving corporate law, civil litigation, contract law, corporate governance and compliance. 



  • The Legal 500 Latin America 2022 – Recommended, Brazil Corporate and M&A
  • Leaders League, Corporate Law and M&A, 2019–2022


  • Member of the Brazilian Public Company Association (ABRASCA).
  • Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Rio Grande do Sul Chapters.  
  • Member of the São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP).  



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